Turning learning into action!

Turning learning into action!

Every Friday afternoon at FunDza our staff members experience a different kind of work and learning environment. Since February this year we started a staff learning session on a Friday afternoon where we watch an interesting video and have a discussion about the...
Changing the game at the After School Symposium

Changing the game at the After School Symposium

On 16 and 17 February I attended the Western Cape After School Game Changer Symposium, organised by the Western Cape Government and The Learning Trust. The conference focused on after-school programmes and how to make them more effective. FunDza is participating in of...
Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Zimkhitha Mlanzeli went off to an interview with the Children’s Radio Foundation. She got more than she bargained for. Just by chance she bumped into a Fanz writer she’s been working with, but has never met. In her words… *** I walk into the building, unsure where to...
Sparking a writing journey!

Sparking a writing journey!

Sibongile Fisher’s story is one of those that remind us at Fundza just why we do what we do, and just how rewarding and impactful it is. Fundza ran a ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project in Gauteng form 2014 – 2016 where emerging young writers were paired with published...
FunDza’s survey winners!

FunDza’s survey winners!

In December, FunDza ran a Summer Survey Competition. It was a win for us and a win for our readers too! We were able to learn more about our readers – who they are, what their issues are, what suggestions they have for improvements, what they like/don’t...
Lots of learning thanks to Year Beyond

Lots of learning thanks to Year Beyond

The Western Cape Government’s Year Beyond Programme places young volunteers in local schools to run extra-curricula English and Maths support classes, as well as ‘clubs’. FunDza supplies the English content for the ten high schools that are part of the programme. The...
Introducing Nhlalwenhle

Introducing Nhlalwenhle

Nhlalwenhle Londeka Luthuli is a remarkable woman. She is a domestic worker by day and a writer by night as well as a mother to twins. Her employer doesn’t know that when she knocks off her work as a cleaner, she sits up late into the night writing gripping powerful...
Calendar for September 2016

Calendar for September 2016

September is an exciting month for FunDza. With International Literacy Day on 8 September and a host of other book and literacy-related events, FunDza is calling it Literacy Month! We have an exciting line up: staff members will be going all over the country as part...
More than just fashion… Just Trendi!

More than just fashion… Just Trendi!

Want to get ahead on the current trends and social issues that young people are facing? Then Just Trendi is the blog to watch. Just Trendi began in 2014 as a fashion blog but it has since evolved into something more! We cover a wide range of topics from fashion and...